The Ads by Movie2k advertisements appeared on your browser screen without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your internet browser is now re-directed to various annoying sites and filled with a variety of popups and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many computers around the world without users permission, so you are one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this adware has got into your computer. In the guide below, we will explain all the general features of ‘ad supported’ software and its typical behavior on the PC system, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your machine.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is developed with the sole purpose to display dozens of advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. So, the Movie2k is just one of the many applications of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertisements on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ‘ad supported’ software receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web-browser to see Movie2k undesired ads.
Table of contents
- What is Movie2k
- Movie2k ads removal instructions
- How to manually delete Movie2k
- How to automatically remove Movie2k pop-up advertisements
- Stop Movie2k pop-up advertisements and other undesired sites
- How to Movie2k advertisements get installed onto computer
- Final words
We recommend to get rid of the adware that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and pop ups, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources that may load other harmful software on your computer.
Movie2k ads removal instructions
There exist several free adware removal utilities. Also it is possible to get rid of Movie2k popup ads manually. But we suggest to combine all these ways below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Some of the steps will require you to restart your computer or exit the web site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually delete Movie2k
The step by step instructions will help you get rid of Movie2k popup ads. These Movie2k removal steps work for the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Uninstall Movie2k related applications through the Control Panel of your machine
The best way to begin the PC cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious programs. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge from popups hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts
Unfortunately, the ad supported software can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web-browsers shortcuts), so that the Movie2k ad web page will be displayed when you open the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and MS Edge or another internet browser.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Movie2k ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s new tab, start page and search provider by default that have been modified by adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and popups.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Movie2k from FF by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox web browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring FF settings such as start page, new tab and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your FF browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of Movie2k pop ups from IE
If you find that IE internet browser settings like new tab, home page and search provider by default having been replaced by ad supported software that redirects your web-browser to undesired Movie2k ads, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC system, it will open an intrusive web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically remove Movie2k pop-up advertisements
The easiest method to remove Movie2k ads is to run an anti malware application capable of detecting this ‘ad supported’ software which reroutes your web browser to intrusive ad sites. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malware remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to ad-supported software, hijacker infections and other PUPs.
Automatically remove Movie2k pop-ups with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can remove ad supported software, potentially unwanted software, browser hijackers and other malware from your system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of PC resources.
Now you can setup and use Zemana Anti Malware to delete Movie2k advertisements from your web browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana AntiMalware installer called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the installation package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your PC system.
During installation you can change some settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is done, this malware removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ad supported software that causes a lot of intrusive Movie2k pop-up advertisements. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your personal computer.
Once it has finished scanning, it’ll open a list of all items detected by this utility. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will delete adware that causes web-browsers to show annoying Movie2k popup ads and add threats to the Quarantine. After disinfection is done, you can be prompted to reboot your PC to make the change take effect.
How to automatically delete Movie2k with Malwarebytes
Manual Movie2k pop up advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of adware. Moreover, the free program will allow you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacker infections and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- After the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the adware which reroutes your browser to intrusive Movie2k ad web sites. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- When it has completed scanning, the results are displayed in the scan report. All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a step by step instructions on how to delete browser hijackers, ad-supported software and other malicious software with Malwarebytes.
Get rid of Movie2k popups and harmful extensions with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove malware, PUPs and ad supported software in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge web browsers and thereby get rid of all undesired Movie2k pop up ads. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
When the download is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to start checking your PC system for the ad supported software which created to reroute your web browser to various ad web-pages. This process can take some time, so please be patient. After finished, you will be shown the list of all found items on your computer as on the image below.
In order to get rid of all threats, simply press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. Once the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system. When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Movie2k pop-up advertisements and other undesired sites
Run an ad blocking tool like AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web pages. Additionally, ad blocker software will help you to avoid unwanted pop-ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How to Movie2k advertisements get installed onto computer
Now your system should be free of the adware that cause annoying Movie2k pop ups to appear. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and intrusive malicious web-sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your system for new browser hijacker infections, malicious software and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Movie2k advertisements from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.